How BVU’s Career-Oriented Programs Fill Shortages in the Labor Market
Published on September 13, 2017 by Broadview University
According to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), more than 84 percent of HR professionals reported an applied skills shortage among applicants in 2016. Also on the list of challenges include lack of the right educational background and limited work experience.
Broadview University is proud of its career-focused approach to higher education. Our academic programs are designed with the end results in mind: providing you practical skills and experience that leads to the career you want. And our CareerPath approach helps you complete your degree quicker while balancing the demands of your everyday life.
Some industries seeing rapid growth, but, in turn, are not able to fill available positions fast enough. Broadview is answering the demand for skilled employees in two specific fields experiencing these labor shortages.
Information Technology Careers are on the Rise
Our society is more connected than ever. With increased reliance on technology to complete everyday tasks comes the need for more skilled professionals to keep our devices, appliances, and even automobiles connected and running smoothly. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that careers in computers and information technology are set to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2014. And this growth will be seen at all levels, from support positions and developers to analysts and managers.
Positions in the technology field require a specific skill set. Broadview University’s tech-related degrees help prepare you for these roles. We offer a fully online bachelor of science degree in information technology that will give you knowledge in hardware, software applications, databases, security, and more. Our bachelor of science in software application development, also offered online, prepares you to design, build, and implement programs. Apps are wildly popular. To meet the growing demand, we offer a specialized associate degree in mobile application development, as well as a certificate in mobile app development.
IT leaders are also in demand. Our master of science in management with a specialization in information technology can be completed online in as little as 18 months.
Medical Assistant Careers to Grow Much Faster Than Average
Hospitals are expanding, retirement communities are growing, and urgent care centers are on the rise. All of this means a greater need for healthcare professionals, including medical assistants. The U.S. Department of Labor reported careers in this field are set to grow 24 percent through 2024, a rate much faster than the average occupation.
Broadview University’s on-campus associate degree in medical assistant program prepares you to work in a variety of healthcare settings. You’ll learn important skills that will help you not only assist physicians, but also in medical billing and other administrative procedures. SHRM’s study found that employers desire workers with experience, and BVU’s externship program allows medical assistant students to build on their education with hands-on patient care.
At Broadview University, our practical, career-focused approach to education is helping fill real needs in the marketplace today, such as in the rapidly growing healthcare and technology fields. To gain the education and experience you need to enter one of these in-demand fields, request more information about your program(s) of choice.
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